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4BR/3BA All Year Family Retreat! Sleeps up to 17

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 3 nights


Interlochen Cottage Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms Sleeps up to 17

Moose head Lodge is surrounded with lake and wooded area. You will enjoy quiet and privacy at this location. Relax on the front deck, watch the kids play on the swings or take a kayak/canoe ride down the stream which also runs through the property into Mud Lake. At night sit under the stars by the fire pit and enjoy laughter and memories with your family and friends, without intrusion from or disturbance to the neighboring property.

The light and airy floor plan of this home provides the ultimate in relaxation. Upstairs, the open loft space provides kids with their own separate living area with a gas fireplace, cable TV and games. 2 bedrooms and a large bathroom are at each end of the loft. One bedroom has 1 double bed and 3 twins. The second bedroom has 1 queen, 1 double, and 2 twins. Downstairs, you can sit in the beautiful rustic living room with lodge furnishings and enjoy the massive stone log-burning fireplace. The huge fully equipped kitchen has a large island where you can entertain and cook up a feast for the entire group. If you don't wish to cook indoors, two grills are provided on the front deck. If you don't want to cook at all, there are many restaurants and pizza places just a short drive from the cottage.

Two large bedrooms and two baths are on the main level; Master bedroom has a king bed and its own private large bathroom with walk-in shower and double sink. On the other side of the cottage is a bedroom with a queen bed and bunk beds in a spacious room. A bathroom is located next to this bedroom as well.

A large entry area offers a washer and dryer for your convenience.

Bring your jet skis, boat, water toys, lawn toys and enjoy the lake area and large lawn for family activities. Or you can just sit and read a book in the quietness of this lake property.

Moosehead is under new management and looking forward to making your vacation a fun and memorable experience.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Julie Fennema
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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October 12, 2016
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based on 8 traveler reviews

4BR/3BA All Year Family Retreat! Sleeps up to 17
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Very special place for a large group

  • 5 of 5

Moosehead Lodge is a very special place that we highly recommend. We live in Interlochen and had more guests during the holidays than would fit in our home, so we rented this very spacious, comfortable home. Eleven of our family stayed in the home, and they loved the experience.

We originally planned to have all activities at our home which is next door, but we realized that Moosehead Lodge would be better for evening hang-out time for our large group because it provided several different spaces for conversations – in the living room where there’s a large stone fireplace, in the large and spacious kitchen which has an over-sized table, and in the upstairs family room with a TV. We had 11 family staying at Moosehead Lodge and then 15 more came from our house and local families’ homes for appetizers before dinner and games and conversation after dinner. It was amazing how well all 26 of us fit into the space.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Lodge

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Moosehead for my son's wedding. It was a great place to have as a home base while in the area for the wedding. Everything that you could ask for was available either at the lodge or in the area. Several of my family members stayed with me at the lodge. The location was very convenient for all of the wedding functions and close to local sightseeing. I will come back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phenomenal Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Moosehead Lodge was phenomenal for our stay. We had four family groups there -- each one having their own bedroom and plenty of living space for the non-sleeping time. The kids thoroughly enjoyed the lake -- even though temps were a bit cool -- they still braved the water and loved it. The swings and teeter totter we a huge life saver for the kids to play and we had a fire almost every night we were there -- starting first in the fire pit outside and then moving into the fireplace inside. The home is very well equipped/furnished and we could not have found a better place to be for our group of 12 ppl for one week leading up to our daughter's wedding. Thank you very, very much!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well Stocked Home! Great Memories Made!

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful time at the Moosehead Lodge! It's one of the best stocked kitchens we have ever had in a rental home. There were 15 of us from 18 to 78, and it was nice that everyone had a bed to sleep in and there were pots large enough to cook for 15. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need to cook or bake. Normally with this big of a group, someone is sleeping on the floor or some uncomfortable pull out couch. The yard was a nice size for a game of whiffle ball and corn hole. The fire pit near the lake was very nice as well. The house was very clean although we could have used a few more bath towels, I think there were only 9 towels for 15 of us and kitchen towels there was only 1 so we bought 3 at the store. My sister bought bath towels, so it wasn't a big deal. My family loves the water and we always rent on a lake or river. It was very soothing that the out-take dam to Duck Lake is on the property and it's like having a waterfall in your yard. The lake itself is very shallow and on Friday after spending the majority of the day in the lake, a few of us contracted swimmers' itch. After showering and using Cortizone 10, the itching went away, but it put a damper on the rest of the weekend not wanting to go in the lake which was disappointing. Normally associations spray in June and you don't see swimmers' itch in August, but with the extreme shallow water, spraying must have not been enough. Overall the weekend was filled with great memories and great times! Thanks for letting us stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Pictures just don't do this property justice. I knew it was going to be a nice place to stay, but it exceeded my expectations in every possible way. Taking the kayaks and canoe up the stream to Mud Lake couldn't have been more relaxing, like taking a trip to your own nature sanctuary. The privacy that you get at the house is perfect. Feels like you're in your own little world, yet you're only minutes from town with grocery stores, gas stations, etc. The house itself was clean, beautiful, and everything you could hope for in a rental.

I can't wait to visit this cottage again, but next time it's going to be for a week instead of just a weekend!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family event at Moosehead Lodge

  • 4 of 5

This is a choice getaway spot that was perfect place to relaxin our own on the peaceful Duck Lake. The fully equipped kitchen allowed is to entertain family and friends as they arrived for my sons wedding. We had room enough for out of town family to stay with us. Even the bride to be and a bridesmaid stayed with us while my son and his buddies were at their own bachelor party.

I loved the heron by the dam and the sounds of the babbling brook and also the kayaks there for us to use.

My 100 year old mother was very comfortable here and the only comment I could recommend is to build a movable ramp for the inside steps in the garage to accommodate a wheelchair.

This home has character, charm and although it is hidden away, it is extremely convenient to a grocery store, Interlochen Camp as well as Wonderful Traverse City. I have already recommended this lovely place for a friend and his family.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Cherryland Airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 31/37
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Car: necessary

'Moosehead Lodge' is a rare find - no other waterfront northwest Michigan home provides this kind of pristine secluded beauty for your family's vacation pleasure. Ideal for family reunions and group outings, this beautiful home on 13 acres sleeps up to 17. Located on picturesque Duck Lake, a 1,930-acre all sports recreational lake which is also known for its great fishing.

Relax on the front deck, watch the kids play on the swings or take a kayak or canoe down the stream which also runs through the property into Mud Lake. At night, sit under the stars by the fire pit and enjoy laughter and memories with your family and friends, without intrusion from or disturbances to the neighboring property. Conveniently located less than 15 minutes from downtown Traverse City, you are minutes from over 27 area golf courses, just a short 6 minutes drive to Interlochen Center for the Arts, and 25 minutes from Sleeping Bear Dunes. Make plans to watch the Beach Bums Baseball team they are only 5 minutes from the Cottage. Traverse City, Frankfort, Honor, Beulah all offer festivals through out the year. Many area antique shops just waiting for you to visit. Take a walk along the bay and into town to enjoy the many shops and restaurants with their many different flavors of food. Take a color tour in the fall and visit all the wineries and enjoy the free sampling of their seasons finest. Winter time is beautiful on Duck Lake and located close to snowmobile trails and ski resorts. After a day out in the cold enjoy relaxing in front of the beautiful stone fireplace with family and friends.


Rates & Availability

Interlochen Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Sep 1 - May 31
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 - Jun 30
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 - Aug 31
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $350
Refundable damage deposit $400

Full week rental is required for the month of July. A cleaning fee is added to your rental rate of $300.

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Interlochen Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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